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In And Around Town: July 2

on July 2, 2015 - 8:34am


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PEEC Downtown Bird Walk
Participants in this program will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. It is free to attend, and no advance registration is required. Bring a picnic dinner, as well as binoculars, a field guide and a field notebook, if available.
FRIDAY, July 3
The Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Day
On Bag Days, everything a customer can fit into a

White Rock Artist Market July 4

on July 1, 2015 - 7:09pm
The White Rock Artist Market. File photo

ART News:

The White Rock Artist Market continues 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4 outside the White Rock Visitor Center.

This market will feature 10 local artists and artisans selling a variety of jewelry, paintings, glasswork, natural beauty products, hand woven baskets, children’s stuffed animals, handmade purses and bags, Mexican Talavera pottery, acrylic sculptures, knitted items and more. Stop by on the way to the Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park. 

The White Rock Artist Market is held the first Saturday of every month.

Tribute To Joshua Oppenheimer At CCA July 11-12

on July 1, 2015 - 9:34am
Movie still from
Look of Silence’, a film by Joshua Oppenheimer to be screened at CCA July 12. Courtesy photo

CCA News:

SANTA FE – Joshua Oppenheimer will screen his two interconnected feature documentaries, the Oscar-nominated “Act of Killing” and soon-to-be-released “Look of Silence,” winner of more than 30 awards, during a weekend-long celebration and exploration of his groundbreaking work. 

Oppenheimer’s films, each exploring the Indonesian genocide of 1965-1966 from a different perspective, represent a landmark in the cinema of commitment.


‘Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art’ At Mesa Public Library Art Gallery During July

on June 30, 2015 - 4:23pm

Sneak Preview: The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library will be filled with artists’ books and all of their fascinating variations, throughout July.  Reception with the artists is 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 3. Photo by Katy Korkos



The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art” Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31.

All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2015 Centers Events Around Manhattan Project Theme July 15-19

on June 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

Courtesy photo



Visitors will have a chance to unlock the mysteries behind the former secret city of Los Alamos July 15-19 during the eighth annual Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Los Alamos ScienceFest, the town’s signature annual event, is themed “the Secret City Unlocked” in recognition of the recent designation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and popularity of the WGN hit TV series “Manhattan."

Most events during ScienceFest will be centered around the town’s once enigmatic history of the Manhattan Project and includes five days of family friendly events

Plans In Final Stages For July 4th Extravaganza

on June 30, 2015 - 11:45am

About 15 people worked for three and a half hours June 27, 'squibbing' hundreds of shells for the Kiwanis Fourth of July Fireworks. Squibbing involves the insertion of electronic fuses into shells. Kiwanis jokingly calls this 'a sewing circle with explosives'. From left, Charmian Schaller, Ann Hayes, Roger Stutz, Dennis Gill, John Arrowsmith and seated on the ground in front, Rick Reiss and OpalLee Gill. Photo by Sharon Stover


Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

It takes a lot of work to get ready for the Kiwanis Fourth of July festivities in Overlook Park, but the end is in

Brainpower & Brownbags 2015 Lunch Lectures

on June 30, 2015 - 11:07am
Lee Marvin, James Coburn, Katy Jurado and Sam Peckinpah laugh it up at the 1981 Santa Fe Film Festival. Photo by Mario Villafuerte. Palace of the Governors photo archives, Santa Fe New Mexican Collection, HP.2014.14.355
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — From the making of a classic Western flick to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, and Southwestern cuisine, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning.
Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each